'''Patrick Lafcadio Hearn''' (; 27 June 1850 – 26 September 1904) in Greek , known also by the Japanese name , was an international writer, known best for his books about Japan, especially his collections of Japanese legend
s and kwaidan|ghost stories
, such as ''Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things
''. In the United States, Hearn is also known for his writings about the city of New Orleans
based on his ten-year stay in that city.